Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
result(s) from the 1913
Wicked (?), a. Having a wick; -- used chiefly in composition; as, a two-wicked lamp.
Wick"ed (?) a. [OE. wicked, fr. wicke wicked; probably originally the same word as wicche wizard, witch. See Witch.]
1. Evil in principle or practice; deviating from morality; contrary to the moral or divine law; addicted to vice or sin; sinful; immoral; profligate; -- said of persons and things; as, a wicked king; a wicked woman; a wicked deed; wicked designs.
Hence, then, and evil go with thee along,
Thy offspring, to the place of evil, hell,
Thou and thy wicked crew!
Never, never, wicked man was wise.
2. Cursed; baneful; hurtful; bad; pernicious; dangerous. [Obs.] Wicked dew."
This were a wicked way, but whoso had a guide.
3. Ludicrously or sportively mischievous; disposed to mischief; roguish. [Colloq.]
Pen looked uncommonly wicked.
Syn. -- Iniquitous; sinful; criminal; guilty; immoral; unjust; unrighteous; unholy; irreligious; ungodly; profane; vicious; pernicious; atrocious; nefarious; heinous; flagrant; flagitious; abandoned. See Iniquitous.
result(s) from the 1828
WICKED, a. [The primary sense is to wind and turn, or to depart, to fall away.]1. Evil in principle or practice; deviating from the divine law; addicted to vice; sinful; immoral. This is a word of comprehensive signification, extending to every thing that is contrary to the moral law, and both to persons and actions. We say, a wicked man, a wicked deed, wicked ways, wicked lives, a wicked heart, wicked designs, wicked works.No man was ever wicked without secret discontent.2. A word of slight blame; as the wicked urchin.3. Cursed; baneful; pernicious; as wicked words, words pernicious in their efforts.[This last signification may throw some light on the word witch.]The wicked, in Scripture, persons who live in sin; transgressors of the divine law; all who are unreconciled to God, unsanctified or impenitent.